Currently on sabbatical so *no* review requests please!
I play guitar and violin. I'm also a music journalist and author specialising in
contemporary/modern jazz. I wrote The Music of Ian Carr - A Critical Discography (2015) and its
revised edition Elastic Dream - The Music of Ian Carr: A Critical Discography (2nd Ed, 2010).
I also edit a website dedicated to the great British jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, teacher
and author, Ian Carr
( http://iancarrsnucleus.webs.com )
co-leader of the poll-winning 1960s band the Rendell-Carr Quintet and founder and leader of the
groundbreaking 1970s jazz rock group
My Jazz Story
Published on: 2016-05-11
I love jazz because Miles and Coltrane were truly inspirational to me. I was first exposed to jazz at the Barry Jazz Summer School in Wales, UK, way back
in 1974 - I took along my violin and had some improvisation lessons with the great guitarist Derek Bailey. I also witnessed some spectacular live post-
class sessions there with tutors including Gordon Beck, Ron Mathewson and Tony Oxley. I play guitar now.